Valencia dedicates Man Utd victory to Ecuador earthquake victims

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The country's greatest natural disaster struck exactly a year before the Red Devils' vital victory and the right-back has paid tribute to the victims

Antonio Valencia has dedicated Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea to those Ecuadorians who suffered following an earthquake in his homeland a year earlier.

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Goals from Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera secured three points for Jose Mourinho’s men at Old Trafford as they closed to within four points of a Champions League place, but the 31-year-old had his homeland in mind after the game.

Posting on Instagram, he said: “1 year of the earthquake in Ecuador, I want to dedicate today's result to the people of my country.”

On April 16, 2016, a huge quake struck the western coast of the right-back's homeland, leaving over 660 dead and nearly 17,000 injured. 

It was the country’s worst natural disaster since 1949 and left many thousands without homes and an estimated $3 billion of damage was done.

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